By Aaron Tan
Richard Sherman is reportedly leaving the Seattle Seahawks, longtime rival of the 49ers. Should San Francisco add him in NFL free agency?
Long before I became a die-hard San Francisco 49ers fan, I watched my first NFL game — the 2014 NFC Championship between the 49ers and Seahawks. I live in the Bay Area, so I was naturally rooting for the Niners with my friends.
And then we all know what happened at the end of the game.
Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman tipped Colin Kaepernick’s pass intended for Michael Crabtree in the end zone, and the ball bounced into now-49er Malcolm Smith’s hands. The Seahawks won the game, but no, the madness did not stop there. Right after the game, Sherman infamously ripped Crabtree and called himself the best cornerback in the game.
And from that point on, I have absolutely despised Sherman as a player and as a person.
Fast forward to March 2018. The 49ers are on the rise after what is quite possibly the shortest rebuild of all time. They are just a couple players away from being championship contenders. And the Seahawks are crumbling, firing most of their coaches and getting rid of players on their 2013-2014 championship defensive unit. Their only source of offense is from quarterback Russell Wilson, who is still...